Institute of Astronomy

Talks Archive

Find below an archive of the most recent talks at the IoA. Click on the title for full details including abstract and attached presentation where available. For a full list of previous talks, please click the link under each section.

Previous Seminars

Title Speaker Date
Numerical study of debris discs: from dust to gas Quentin Kral (LESIA-Observatoire de Paris -> IoA) 18 March 2015
What does recombination physics have to do with Planck? Jens Chluba (JHU->IoA) 18 March 2015
Cusps, cores and streams in action coordinates Gus Williams (IoA) 4 March 2015
Outflows and Hot Dust Emission in Quasars Liam Coatman (IoA) 4 March 2015
Reheating at the end of inflation Kaloian Lozanov (IoA) 25 February 2015
Dusty Quasars: Supermassive Black Holes in Hiding at the Main Epoch of Galaxy Formation Manda Banerji (UCL -> IoA) 25 February 2015

Previous Colloquia

Title Speaker Date
Galactic Winds: Implications for Models of Galaxy Evolution Tim Heckman (Johns Hopkins University, CAS) 23 April 2015
Exploring Gravitational forces via thought experiments Donald Lynden-Bell, IoA 19 March 2015
Quantifying Dark Energy using Cosmic Lensing Sarah Bridle, University of Manchester 5 March 2015
The physics of AGN feedback in galaxy clusters Christopher Reynolds, University of Maryland 26 February 2015
What Can Tidal Disruption Events Teach Us About Black Hole Accretion? Mitch Begelman, JILA Colorado 19 February 2015

Previous Galaxies Discussion

Title Speaker Date
From the IGM to galaxy clusters: Recent progress in the hydrodynamical modelling of cosmic structures Ewald Puchwein (IoA) 24 April 2015
Outflows from starburst and AGN Sara Cazzoli & Stefano Carniani (Cavendish) 27 March 2015
Discovery of a large number of Ultra Faint satellites in the vicinity of the Magellanic Clouds Sergey Koposov (University of Cambridge) 20 March 2015
A Hubble diagram for quasars Guido Risaliti (Arcetri) 13 March 2015
A clean sweep for dust in Nearby Galaxies with Herschel Matthew Smith (Cardiff) 6 March 2015

Previous Sackler Lectures

Title Speaker Date
The Search for Earth 2.0 Sara Seager (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) 4 December 2014
Fatal fate - a gas cloud on its way towards Galactic Center black hole Stefan Gillessen (MPE) 31 October 2013
Is the Earth Rare? Jim Kasting (Penn State University) 8 November 2012
Sackler Lecture, Present and Future Far Infrared Extragalactic Astronomy: Herschel and Beyond Matt Griffin, Cardiff University 3 November 2011
Measuring Black Hole Spin Ramesh Narayan, Harvard 25 November 2010

Previous Eddington Lectures

Title Speaker Date
Ghostly Galaxies: exploring the universe with the Dragonfly Telescope Pieter Van Dokkum (Yale) 12 March 2015
Galaxy Evolution in 3-D Professor Lisa Kewley (ANU) 13 February 2014
The Turbulent Environment of Planet Formation Phil Armitage (Colorado) 7 March 2013
Galaxies Viewed as Collections of Individual Stars Professor Julianne Dalcanton, University of Washington 8 March 2012
Astronomy: A Subject on the Cusp Shri Kulkarni, Caltech 10 March 2011